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San Francisco’s Historic Fear of Heights

To get a glimpse into the challenges the issues of planning and development in San Francisco, and why there aren’t enough high-rises to accommodate our population, we need only turn the clock back to about 1960…

Prop 19: Property Tax Portability Arrives in California

Voters approved Proposition 19 in 2019, and the property tax portability law went into effect in February of 2020. Proposition 19 offers homeowners over the age of 55, homeowners that are severely disabled, and homeowner’s that have been victims of a wildfire or other natural disaster the ability to take their existing tax basis and […]

Making Your Outdoor Space More Appealing

The National Association of Realtors stated that 63% of those viewing your home online will come to view it in person. Make it Shine!

Creating Better Curb Appeal

First impressions are very important in many situations including selling your home. When the exterior of your home looks great, it helps to draw potential buyers in to see the rest of your home.

Prop 14: The California Fair Housing Massacre of 1964

In 1964 Prop 14 wrote discrimination in CA state constitution defeating the Rumford Fair Housing Act. How did this happen, and how does it continue to impact California real estate?

What to Know About the Loan Estimate & Closing Disclosure (CD)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPD) mandate the loan disclosure and closing disclosure forms for buyers to understand the cost of their loan and closing costs.

You Moved! Here’s Your Guide to Changing Your Address

Moving can be one a stressful life milestones and with it comes a to-do list a mile long. One of those major to-do list items is changing your address so that you don’t miss that wedding invite or bill.

The Estimated Settlement Statement

Show Me the (estimated) Receipts! While real estate purchases and sales don’t involve cash registers with receipts, and if they did, this is pretty close to what they’d print out.

Tom & Doug Explain Portland

Tom Cotter & Doug Beebe join us for a conversation about all those California buyers moving to Portland.

March 2019 Market Update for NAGLREP

March 2019 NAGLREP lunch and learn with a Market Update by Matt Fuller. The featured speaker was Cedric Tchante speaking about his escape from persecution in Cameroon and building his life in San Francisco.

Housing Gold or Fool’s Gold?

Newly spendable cash has never been known to hurt a housing market. How will new cash in the city interact with historically high prices and low supply during an extended expansionary business cycle?

Tenacious For You

As a past president of the San Francisco Association of Realtors, one of the things that fascinated me most during my presidency was how interested people were in my personal stories. So I wanted to start the year off by telling you a story about myself. If you’re reading this, you might be considering hiring […]